Blog posts on .NET, Azure, and more.

Running console applications in Windows containers

July 10, 2018 by Anuraj

Docker Hangfire

Hangfire is framework which helps to perform background operations in .NET and .NET Core. By default, Hangfire will be configured along with the application, but you need to configure the Web App to run Always running. For better scalability and separation of concerns, it is recommended to move the job processing from web application to a different process. Hangfire supports two modes, one as a Console application and as Windows Service. In this blog post I am using Console app approach.

Generate code quality report using VSTS task

July 04, 2018 by Anuraj

VSTS PowerShell

While implementing CI for one of the project, I implemented code quality check using Resharper Code Quality Analysis task. This task can fail the build, but this task will not generate a report. Since this task is internally using Inspectcode.exe, it will be able to generate the output XML file. In this post, I am writing a simple PowerShell script, which can be used as task, which will generate html report.

Deploying an ASP.NET Core 2.1 Application with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

June 01, 2018 by Anuraj


AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an orchestration service offered from Amazon Web Services for deploying infrastructure which orchestrates various AWS services, including EC2, S3, Simple Notification Service (SNS), CloudWatch, auto scaling, and Elastic Load Balancers. Currently AWS Elastic Beanstalk only supports .NET Core 2.0.

Yammer external login setup with ASP.NET Core

May 25, 2018 by Anuraj

ASP.NET Core Yammer OAuth 2

This post shows you how to enable your users to sign in with their Yammer account. Similar to the other social networks, the authentication is an OAuth 2 flow, beginning with the user authenticating with their Yammer credentials. The user then authorizes your app to connect to their Yammer network. The end result is a token that your app will use to write events to Yammer and retrieve Yammer data.

Working with Entity Framework Core - Hybrid Approach

May 23, 2018 by Anuraj

EFCore .NET Core Migrations

Recently I started working on Dictionary Web API, which converts English to Malayalam(my native language). I am able to find out the word definitions database as CSV, by running Import Data wizard in SQL Server, I created a SQL Server database with definitions. The definitions table is a contains thousands of rows, so I don’t want to create it and insert the data, instead I want to use Database first approach for creating the entity. So here is the command to which build DBContext and POCO classes using existing database.

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